Code Name Verity meets Inglourious Basterds in this fast-paced novel from the author of The Walled City.
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball.
Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year's only female victor, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin's brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael's every move. But as Yael begins to get closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?
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A well-deserved five star listen
- Canadian eReader "When reviewing books I try to be fair; I appreciate that not everyone will be looking for the same things in a book."
Good story, Bad pronunciation
I would buy another book by Ryan! I would also buy another book from Christa Lewis. I just didn't particularly care for her mispronunciation/accent of the Japanese characters
I'd compare it to the Book Thief. It also takes place during a similar time period, and the setting is sort of the same.
As previously mentioned, She had a lot of Mispronunciations of Japanese names, and I found her accent for those characters kind of offensive to be honest
Overall, This book is wonderful! I just think that the Narrator should have been instructed on how to properly pronounce main character names,